Evergreen Student Brings Compassion to Campus and Environmental Leadership Overseas

Delaney Madalinski

Delaney Madalinski ‘18 embodies many of the core traits of a classic Greener. She is deeply rooted in her passion for the environment and has interacted with people from many cultures, which has helped her become an environmental activist, student leader, and international facilitator for Chinese youth.

"My passion is to help people understand their goals, dreams, and purpose on this earth,” she says. "Often times [this can be] through having people connected to nature, sometimes in ways they haven't been before.”

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Coffee, Compounds, and Constitution: How one Evergreen senior is connecting all three

NMR helped Rodakowski do research into coffee brewing chemistry.

Most people have some idea about how complicated the tastes and aromas of coffee can be, but they’re not thinking about the beverage on the molecular level. Ketl Rodakowski, a senior at Evergreen and intern at the college’s wellness center, took on an independent research project to do exactly that. He worked with chemistry faculty member Paula Schofield, who guided him through the research process and ultimately encouraged him to speak at the Puget Sound chapter of the American Chemical Society in April.

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Evergreen awarded $15,000 from M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust’s Partners in Science program

Students at a Science Carnival workshop

The Evergreen State College was recently awarded $15,000 from M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust’s Partners in Science (Partners) program. The grant will give a local high school teacher at Tumwater High School the opportunity to engage in research with an outstanding mentor at Evergreen.

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Senior Pyxie Star discovered her passion for physics at Evergreen, will pursue PhD at the University of Washington

Portrait of Pyxie Star

After a lifetime of homeschooling, Evergreen senior Pyxie Star found her place at Evergreen. This fall, Star will enter University of Washington’s physics PhD program. She’ll remember Evergreen as the place where she discovered her passion for physics.

“I grew up homeschooled, so Evergreen was less intimidating [than a] traditional school,” Star explains.

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Evergreen announces Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos as 2018 Commencement guest speaker

Rep. Santos with Evergreen President George Bridges at the Return to Evergreen 2017

Washington State Representative and Evergreen alumna Sharon Tomiko Santos will deliver the keynote address at the college’s 2018 commencement ceremony on Friday, June 15. A member of Evergreen’s Class of 1985, Rep. Santos has dedicated her career to the advancement of public education, civil rights, women’s rights, economic justice, environmental justice and affordable housing.

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